As George Will says, if you can’t win a political argument, pound the table and cry racism.
DCCC Chair Steve Israel says the Republican base is ‘racist.’
Via the NRCC Blog:
Candy Crowley: Do you think your Republican colleagues are racist?DCCC Chair Steve Israel: Not all of them, no. Of course not. But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism.
Of course, Crowley just accepted the outrageous accusation and moved on.Not surprising that Crowley, who was Obama's tag-team partner in the second Presidential debate of 2012, took Israel at face value.
But keep this fact in mind.
Despite one big allegation that is a proven smear (the infamous March 20, 2010) anti-Obamacare rally in Washington DC, there has been no outright racism at a Tea Party event.
However, the liberal "alternative" to the Tea Party, the squatters known as Occupy Wall Street was a movement that saw violence, property damage, sexual assualts, racism and anti-Semitism.
The DCCC, under Steve Israel's leadership, urged Democrats to "stand with" these anti-Semetic rabble-rousers (NY Post). The RNC ran this ad back in late 2011.
Why did Steve Israel, as leader of the DCCC, support a movement that is clearly motivated by bigotry, violence, Marxism and anti-Americanism?